SSA 39: Brighton Park/Archer Heights

Established in 2007, joining the now 44 SSAs throughout the City in providing services above what the City would normally provide to its constituents.

Our motto is "building a proud community!"

ABOUT SSA #39: BRIGHTON PARK / ARCHER HEIGHTS

 Special Service Area 39 (SSA 39) servicing Brighton Park and Archer Heights was established in 2007. Joining the now 44 SSAs throughout the City in providing services above what the City would normally provide to its constituents. These services include but are not limited to graffiti removal, advertising rebates and seasonal shopping promotions, storefront renovation rebates, vacant commercial property marketing, shopper shuttle bus service, and strategic planning for the Archer Avenue retail district.

Those services are funded by in most cases a less than 1% increase in property taxes to the businesses being serviced over the life of the SSA. In the case of SSA 39 those businesses encompass Archer Avenue from California Avenue to Karlov Avenue, Kedzie Avenue from Archer Avenue to 48th Street and Pulaski Road from 45th Street to 51st Street. This area has over 420 businesses

Roughly SSA #39 consists of the businesses on Archer Avenue, from California Avenue to Karlov Avenue, Kedzie Avenue, from Archer Avenue to 48th Street and Pulaski Road, from 45th Street to 51st Street, pay the small tax increase. SSA #39 has over 420 businesses.

Programs

Check out the programs that are available in the communities

that surround the area.

 

PROGRAMS

The SSA offers a variety of programs to help support local businesses. Some of those highlighted programs include its commitment to combating acid etching and graffiti. SSA #39 has a contract with a graffiti removal specialist that removes graffiti/acid etching without destroying or replacing windows on a continual basis. The SSA is currently experimenting with new ways to protect your properties from vandalism and has already implemented and researched more methods to prevent and solve the problem. To date, the SSA has repaired over 1000 storefront windows and doors.

The SSA has also delivered over $155,000 in rebates for storefront façade improvements since 2013 and is expecting to issue another $50,000 in rebates this year for building improvements. Access to radio and newspaper advertising has been provided to all businesses in the SSA willing to participate. Advertising can be in the form of seasonal promotions or through the SSA advertising rebate program, which covers 50% of advertising costs.

In addition to these services, landscaping projects on an unprecedented scale are being attempted in Brighton Park & Archer Heights. Existing landscaping project sites along Kedzie Avenue and the intersection at 47th & Archer Avenue will continue to be maintained.

 

For more information please contact Edgar Cabezas at edgar@bync.org or call 872-281-7832 ext.120 

Current SSA #39 Commissioners

Special Service Area 39 (SSA 39) servicing Brighton Park and Archer Heights was established in 2007. Joining the now 44 SSAs throughout the City in providing services above what the City would normally provide to its constituents. These services include but are not limited to graffiti removal, advertising rebates and seasonal shopping promotions, storefront renovation rebates, vacant commercial property marketing, shopper shuttle bus service, and strategic planning for the Archer Avenue retail district.

 

Commissioners

All meetings are governed by the Illinois Open Meetings Act, and minutes are reported to the City of Chicago. Commissioner Candidates will first meet with the local Alderman and then are officially appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council after an application process. The SSA 39 Commission generally meets every other month; however there are instances when emergency meetings are called. Currently SSA #39 has 9 Commissioners serving.

Chicago’s SSA #39 Commissioners

A group of business leaders from within the Service Area are appointed by the Mayor, to serve on a volunteer basis as Commissioners. This Commission is a volunteer position that provides oversight to SSA services, budgets, and the SSA Service Provider, in this case the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council.

  • Jose Barrera, Columbia Explorers Academy
  • Diane Carli, 14th Ward Aldermanic Representative
  • Miguel Torres, Business Representative
  • Jonathan Siedlecki, Szkykowny Funeral Homes
  • John Karfias, Town & Country Liquor
  • Dr. Genaro Romo , Romo Dental
  • Victor Mauricio, Victor Mauricio Salon
  • Gonzalo Gradilla, Second Federal Savings
  • Fredy Rodriguez, Preciosa Jewelry

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